Knock, Knock

One in three jewelers had a merchandise loss in the past year. Common-sense precautions could have reduced that figure sharply, say experts A 1994 Labor Day weekend burglary of Tiffany's in New York City unnerved some jewelers. "If Tiffany with all its security can be robbed, what chance do the rest of us have?" asked a jeweler interviewed on a TV news show. But it was violation of a simple security procedure – not Tiffany's sophisticated security equipment – that gave thieves access to the store. A security guard, who wasn't part of the plot, simply opened the door and let them in. Incredible? Maybe not. JCK wondered how common it is for jewelers to ignore such simple security procedures as keeping the door locked after closing and doing background checks on new or promoted employees. We polled more than 400 U.S. retail jewelers – from mom-and-pop stores to multimillion-do
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